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Madagascar The Musical - Review

Author: annahowelll Published: 21st August 2018 22:22

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Tonight saw the highly anticipated children's musical, Madagascar, land at the Kings Theatre without a hitch in sight

This spectacular touring production of the much-loved animated movie is the perfect way to introduce your children to musicals, or the theatre in general really, making them the target audience in a clever, and not at all patronising way. It tells the story of a group of zoo animals who find themselves stranded in the wild after a penguin mutiny onboard their transportation ship.

The story is recreated very impressively in comparison to the film, in a way that will not leave your children feeling like it is unfamiliar whilst adding such a unique spin on it they will leave the stunning theatre feeling like they have been part of something really rather special.

That isn't to say that this musical won’t appeal to the grown-ups, as in true DreamWorks style this charming story appeals on many levels to ensure the entertainment of the entire family as this extremely talented cast, led by X Factor's Matt Terry, turn a deliberately limited stage setting in to an African adventure in front of your very eyes thanks to a light show that could have come straight from a carnival.

Of course, this was complimented deliciously by the high-octane energy pulsing from every cast member and showcased exquisitely in each and every song and dance performed in such a hypnotic way, your kids will be up on their feet dancing along without even realising.

As for the cast, a special nod must be given to those actors who played, sang and danced their parts through puppets who were flawlessly projected to the point that you sometimes forgot they weren't actually real - in particular the actors who played the parts of Melman the giraffe and King Julien XIII were outstanding whilst being semi-encased in their puppets.

All in all, Madagascar is a must see for children of all ages and is the perfect way to squeeze the last drops of summer out of the holidays - Madagascar is only running at The Kings Theatre till Saturday August 25th, so make sure you book your tickets by clicking here now before they sell out.

 

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